Next Generation of Parks

Sign up for “Parks & the Next Generation,” June 25

June 2, 2015 by Janette Law

Parks and the Next Generation Thursday, June 25 Pohlad Auditorium, Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall 6pm, Reception 7pm, Lecture Always Free & Open to the Public A trio of dynamic Minneapolis design leaders will be the highlight of a highly-interactive event about Parks and the Next Generation. Together they will explore questions facing our.....

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Kate Orff Lecture: Projecting future solutions onto the canvas of the cityscape

April 23, 2015 by Tom Evers

One of the great pleasures I have in working in the realm of parks is getting to meet and work with innovators who are solving problems for the next generation. One such an occasion occurred last Friday, April 17, as MPF kicked-off our 2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series by co-presenting Kate Orff’s keynote.....

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Designer Q+A: Matt Tucker on Nature 3.x (part 2 of 2)

April 16, 2015 by Janette Law

In creating Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now?, symposium co-conveners and University of Minnesota professors Matt Tucker and Christine Baeumler put seven extraordinary thinkers, doers, and creators into relationship around landscape and environment. In the second of our two-part interview series with Tucker, he sheds light on the special capacity these diverse presenters have for.....

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Designer Q+A: Matt Tucker on Nature 3.x (part 1 of 2)

April 13, 2015 by Janette Law

This Friday, April 17, marks day one of the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? and opening night of our 2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series. Seats for the lecture and symposium are already filled, but did want to delve into some of the topics for those who can’t attend. Following is the first.....

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Tom Evers

Lectures to Inspire Parks for the Next Generation

March 24, 2015 by Tom Evers

Each March, Minneapolis Parks transition from a winter wonderland to a summer playground. This unheralded but critical transition can occur in a matter of days: Our parks go from serving winter-based recreation requiring ice rinks, ski trails and warming houses, to a system teeming with joggers, bikers, playgrounds and beaches. This seasonal transformation is just one.....

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2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series Opens Friday, April 17

March 18, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Kate Orff’s Opening Night Talk Co-presented with the Nature 3.x Symposium Series continues in June and September exploring issues vital to vibrant cities – ecology, equity and health Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series returns in 2015 with three engaging events in April, June and September.....

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Worth a watch: Central Riverfront video

December 23, 2014 by Janette Law

Our good friends at the Mill City Times have co-produced a video that captures much of what makes the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park such a terrific destination, along with what can be improved. Through a series of interviews, the video outlines the work of the Community Advisory Committee convened as part of the Minneapolis.....

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More musings on the Mississippi River

December 15, 2014 by Janette Law

A couple of weeks ago, Tom Evers wrote about his experience paddling the Mississippi in mid-October – a member of our first staff development “retreat.” As I write this post today, in mid-December, the weather is (incredibly!) nearly identical to that day two months ago, so it seemed fitting to revisit our experience – this.....

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View and comment on the Central Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan, through January 18, 2015

December 8, 2014 by Janette Law

Our friends at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have opened up the  public comment period on the Draft Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park (proposed renaming to St. Anthony Falls Regional Park) Master Plan, of which the future park at the Water Works site is a part. You can comment through January 18, 2015......

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Did you hear? Water Works on Minnesota Public Radio

November 25, 2014 by Janette Law

In case you missed it, take a few minutes to listen to Tom Evers interviewed about Water Works by Tom Weber for MPR’s Daily Circuit. The segment aired Monday, November, 24, 2014, and you can hear it here.

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